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  • MassBay Community College president to be inaugurated

    September 2016 - MassBay Community College president to be inaugurated

    Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley will hold an inauguration ceremony for its sixth president next month. David Podell will be inaugurated on Thursday, Oct. 6, during an event that will also honor and celebrate student work and faculty achievements. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. in Wellesley.


  • MassBay makes plans to welcome students from ITT Tech closure

    September 2016 - MassBay makes plans to welcome students from ITT Tech closure

    “MassBay stands willing and ready to open our doors to former ITT Technical students to help them continue their education amid this unexpected closure,” MassBay president Dr. David Podell said in a statement.


  • MassBay Framingham campus top of list for new president

    September 2016 - MassBay Framingham campus top of list for new president

    Within two months of becoming MassBay Community College's sixth president, David Podell says finding a permanent home for the school in Framingham is his top priority. Podell started July 1, but has jumped right into his work at the college, which has locations in Ashland, Framingham and Wellesley.


  • Best Colleges for Adult Learners - 2 Year Colleges

    September 2016 - Best Colleges for Adult Learners - 2 Year Colleges

    Washington Monthly ranked MassBay as one of top two-year colleges in its 2016 College Guide and Rankings


  • New MassBay president settling in at Wellesley campus

    September 2016 - New MassBay president settling in at Wellesley campus

    Dr. Podell joins the college as MassBay’s sixth president since the school’s founding in 1961, bringing with him a long academic administrative background. He was Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York for six years, and served as VP for Academic Affairs at Marymount Manhattan College for eight years.


  • Public colleges reach out to ITT Tech students after shutdown

    September 2016 - Public colleges reach out to ITT Tech students after shutdown

    Unfortunately for those students, however, officials at local community colleges said the credits they earned at the shuttered technical institute won’t be transferable, although the schools are willing to count eligible work they might have already completed toward their degree.


  • MassBay Community College student hired by Microgroup

    August 2016 - MassBay Community College student hired by Microgroup

    MassBay Community College has announced that student Ellen Gowen was hired by MicroGroup of Medway, after completing her internship through MassBay’s TRANSFORM program and with the assistance of local One-Stop Career Center.


  • The Most Educated Places in America 2016

    August 2016 - The Most Educated Places in America 2016

    Wellesley, 12 miles southwest of Boston, is the namesake of Wellesley College, one of the Seven Sisters liberal arts colleges. It is also home to Babson College and Massachusetts Bay Community College. In Wellesley, 86% of residents have an associate or bachelor’s degree, the highest percentage among any place measured.


  • Auto technicians at MassBay learn on the latest on four wheels

    July 2016 - Auto technicians at MassBay learn on the latest on four wheels

    Woven inside a sleek 2017 BMW 5 series are more than 100 computers, controlling everything from the air conditioning to the suspension. The automotive technology department at MassBay offers programs in one of four different manufacturers - BMW, GM, Toyota, and Chrysler Fiat. The manufacturers supply automobiles for students to work on and the students work for the car companies when they graduate.


  •    MassBay Community College offering six-week summer courses

    July 2016 - MassBay Community College offering six-week summer courses

    “The summer is a great time to take a college level course,” said MassBay Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management Lisa Slavin. “College students who live locally but attend a college or university elsewhere can benefit from the convenience and cost savings of taking a course at their local community college and then transferring the credits back to their own institution.”


  • High school students to showcase work at MassBay robotics presentation

    July 2016 - High school students to showcase work at MassBay robotics presentation

    Local high school students will showcase their work in a robotics presentation at Massachusetts Bay Community College on July 21. The college will hold its first iCREAT Summer Project Presentation at noon July 21 at the college's 50 Oakland St. campus in Wellesley.


  • Sanofi Genzyme donates to MassBay mentor program

    June 2016 - Sanofi Genzyme donates to MassBay mentor program

    Biotechnology giant Sanofi Genzyme has donated $37,000 to MassBay Community College in Wellesley to assist in funding the college’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Mentor Program. The program, which is also funded by a Massachusetts Department of Higher Education grant, offers students one-on-one mentoring by STEM professionals to help increase their knowledge of career paths and choices and get support for persisting in their studies.


  • MassBay Community College awarded $37K

    June 2016 - MassBay Community College awarded $37K

    MassBay’s STEM Mentor Program, since its inception in 2014, has worked closely with Sanofi Genzyme employees to create a program that offers students one-on-one mentoring by STEM professionals.


  • Rutland man named to Phi Theta Kappa

    June 2016 - Rutland man named to Phi Theta Kappa

    Nicholas Atchue of Rutland was honored as a Community College Phi Theta Kappa scholar at the Massachusetts State House on May 11. Atchue, who attends MassBay Community College, was one of the 31 highest academic achievers in the state’s community college system.


  • Best of show - Classic car turning heads toward Charlton resident

    June 2016 - Best of show - Classic car turning heads toward Charlton resident

    Charlton resident Dan Tortora’s 1954 Kaiser Darrin placed in MassBay’s All Vehicle Car Show earlier in the month. This was the “best year yet,” said Director of Automotive Technology George Panagiotou, who noted that at least 160 cars were registered for the car show. The car show started off as a way to highlight MassBay’s programs, but ended up gaining a huge following.


  • •	Local resident recognized at MassBay Community College car show

    June 2016 - • Local resident recognized at MassBay Community College car show

    MassBay Community College recently announced 23 local car enthusiasts who were awarded winners at the annual All Vehicle Show held at the Automotive Technology Center in Ashland. Phil McClure, of Hopedale, placed in the top 20 with a 1932 Ford Deuce.


  • Watertown Man Wins Award at MassBay Auto Show for His Classic Car

    June 2016 - Watertown Man Wins Award at MassBay Auto Show for His Classic Car

    John Shields of Watertown, MA, won an award for his 1963 Chevy Impala. MassBay’s Auto Technology is the premier automotive training center in the New England region offering programs that are sponsored by four major automotive brands; BMW, Toyota/Lexus, General Motors, and JEEP/Chrysler/Dodge/Ram, providing students with in-depth, product-specific automotive technology programs.


  •  Sutton resident wins car enthusiast award

    June 2016 - Sutton resident wins car enthusiast award

    MassBay Community College recently announced 23 local car enthusiasts who were awarded winners at the annual All Vehicle Show held at our Automotive Technology Center in Ashland. Among this year’s winners was Laura Sheperd of Sutton, who brought a 1968 Cutlass.


  • MassBay receives art donations through the Art Connection

    June 2016 - MassBay receives art donations through the Art Connection

    The Art Connection facilitates the choice of art, from artists and collectors, to organizations that may not have the opportunity to experience the transformative possibilities of art in their lives. MassBay has been a three-time recipient of artwork, with the first donation given in honor of Krystle Campbell, a graduate of MassBay Community College who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing attack. At each placement, a committee comprising MassBay faculty, staff and students selected the artwork.


  • Buonopane part of winning team

    May 2016 - Buonopane part of winning team

    A MassBay Community College student computer science programing team has placed third at the 21st National Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern (CCSCNE) regional competition, according to a press release from the college. The four-member student team from MassBay placed third behind Hamilton College and Clark University, out of 39 teams that competed in the competition. The student team participants include; Paul Buonopane of Medfield, William Conner of Mansfield, Corey Skinner of Clinton and Bradley Brownell of Southborough, who served as the team alternate. MassBay was only one of two community colleges who participated in the competition.


  • MassBay Honors Students at 54th Commencement Ceremony

    May 2016 - MassBay Honors Students at 54th Commencement Ceremony

    MassBay Community College recently honored students at the College’s 54th Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 19th at the Wellesley Hills campus. Nearly 300 students participated in this year’s Commencement ceremony, representing students from 38 countries from around the world. This diverse and talented group also recognized five students who earned a 4.0 GPA; four students who earned the highest GPA in their academic divisions; a student who was honored as the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s 29 Who Shine recipient; and a student who was awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the Foster Furcolo Scholarship and the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.


  • Ashland: MassBay classic car show draws big crowd in fifth year

    May 2016 - Ashland: MassBay classic car show draws big crowd in fifth year

    ASHLAND — Waxed, polished and ready to roar - the MassBay Community College automotive technology campus was lined with rows of Cadillacs, Mustangs and enough rarities to make classic car lovers swoon on Sunday for the school's fifth annual All Vehicle Show.


  • Sutton resident to Intern at Natick’s Morse Institute Library

    May 2016 - Sutton resident to Intern at Natick’s Morse Institute Library

    Sutton resident Corinne Kennedy will teach people how to develop 3D designs during her internship at Morse Institute Library in Natick. Courtesy photoMassBay Community College recently announced student Corinne Kennedy of Sutton will be interning at Natick’s Morse Institute Library, developing 3D design skills and facilitating hands-on opportunities to the Natick community to learn about this emerging technology through open lab workshops.


  • MassBay student from Southborough picked as one of '29 Who Shine'

    May 2016 - MassBay student from Southborough picked as one of '29 Who Shine'

    WELLESLEY HILLS - MassBay Community College announced Friday that General Studies student Abraham Guerrero of Southborough has been selected as the college's representative for the Department of Higher Education's “29 Who Shine” award. In May 2011, the Department of Higher Education launched “29 Who Shine,” a commencement season awards program to recognize 29 outstanding student graduates from the state’s college and university system. Each honoree from a community college, state university or University of Massachusetts campus is nominated by a faculty or staff member, or by a university awards committee.


  • New president named at MassBay in Wellesley

    May 2016 - New president named at MassBay in Wellesley

    “In Dr. Podell, MassBay has found an accomplished, thoughtful, and visionary leader,’’ said Thomas E. Peisch, chairman of the MassBay board of trustees. Podell said he is honored by the appointment. “During my first visit, I felt an immediate kinship with the MassBay community,’’ he said. “Everywhere I looked, I saw faculty and staff working intently with students, who were focused and committed to their education.’’


  • MassBay to host mobile food bank

    May 2016 - MassBay to host mobile food bank

    WELLESLEY – MassBay Community College and the Greater Boston Food Bank are partnering up to bring a mobile food pantry to the Wellesley campus to address food insecurity in students.


  • Spilka to speak at MassBay graduation in Wellesley

    April 2016 - Spilka to speak at MassBay graduation in Wellesley

    State Senator Karen Spilka, a Democrat from Ashland, will be the keynote speaker at MassBay Community College’s commencement ceremony May 19 at its Wellesley Hills campus. Spilka will receive the school’s Distinguished Service Award, an honor celebrating those who have made significant contributions to MassBay students and the college’s service area.


  • MassBay Community College student to intern at Morse Institute Library

    April 2016 - MassBay Community College student to intern at Morse Institute Library

    MassBay Community College student Corinne Kennedy will intern at Natick’s Morse Institute Library, developing 3-D design skills and facilitating hands-on opportunities to the Natick community to learn about this emerging technology through open lab workshops.


  • Boston College, MassBay Partner To Enhance STEM Career

    April 2016 - Boston College, MassBay Partner To Enhance STEM Career

    Boston College, MassBay Partner To Enhance STEM Career Pathways for Middle, High, and Community College Students Framingham Source Editor 0 Comment Boston College, Framingham Public School, MassBay Community College, STEM Boston College Lynch School of Education and Massachusetts Bay Community College have collaborated on a new and unique career initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) ITEST grant, to prepare low-income students from area high schools, including Framingham, for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


  • Making the Grade: Partner High School Dual Enrollment Program

    April 2016 - Making the Grade: Partner High School Dual Enrollment Program

    CLICK THROUGH FOR VIDEO! Some local high school students are taking advantage of dual enrollment opportunities to get a leg up on the college experience. Eighty students from Framingham and Natick, MA, are taking classes through a new program called Partner High School Dual Enrollment. Twice a week, they head to MassBay Community College to take the college-level class Introduction to Communication.


  • MassBay Student to Intern at Natick’s Morse Institute Library

    April 2016 - MassBay Student to Intern at Natick’s Morse Institute Library

    Student Corinne Kennedy will intern at Natick’s Morse Institute Library, developing 3-D design skills and facilitating hands-on opportunities to the Natick community to learn about this emerging technology through open lab workshops. “We are delighted that our Corrine’s talents can be shared with the entire Natick community,” said MassBay Interim President Yves Salomon-Fernandez. “It is students like Corinne and their faculty, who earn us our top rankings in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.”


  • MassBay students get lesson on opiate overdoses

    April 2016 - MassBay students get lesson on opiate overdoses

    MassBay students get lesson on opiate overdoses 2016-04-07 Opiates drill FRAMINGHAM – On Thursday morning, students in MassBay Community College’s EMT program found a man, rigid and unconscious, in one of the school’s bathrooms. He had a needle hanging from his arm. The man was a mannequin and the student


  • MassBay trustees recommend Dr. David Podell as next college president

    April 2016 - MassBay trustees recommend Dr. David Podell as next college president

    This recommendation must be approved by the Board of Higher Education and is subject to an agreement on a contract. Podell, who currently serves as the vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of faculty at Marymount Manhattan College in New York, was selected following a nationwide search led by a group of trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni on the college’s Presidential Search Committee.


  • MassBay to host on-the-spot Accepted Students day at Keefe Tech in Framingham

    April 2016 - MassBay to host on-the-spot Accepted Students day at Keefe Tech in Framingham

    MassBay held its first accepted students day in March, accepting almost half of Keefe Tech’s graduating class into the school. This month, the college will welcome more than 70 new students into its programs, and help them sign up for placement testing, orientations and review financial aid opportunities.


  • Massbay Student Wins Honor Usually Reserved for Top 4-Year Students

    April 2016 - Massbay Student Wins Honor Usually Reserved for Top 4-Year Students

    Massachusetts Bay Community College announced student Stacy Okada has been named a 2016 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Foundation, the awarding body for the highest national undergraduate prize for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. Okada is the only community college student nationwide to be named a scholar this year by the prestigious foundation.


  • Massachusetts Bay Community College to hold Health Career Exploration Fair April 9 in Framingham

    March 2016 - Massachusetts Bay Community College to hold Health Career Exploration Fair April 9 in Framingham

    FRAMINGHAM — Massachusetts Bay Community College is holding its second annual Health Career Exploration Fair from 10 a.m. to noon April 9. “College faculty, staff and current students will be on hand to greet and welcome prospective students and their families to the Framingham campus to showcase the Health Science programs and possible career paths for students,” a press release said.


  • Framingham State to honor six female leaders

    March 2016 - Framingham State to honor six female leaders

    Framingham State University will celebrate six female regional leaders as part of a new honor called “Women Making History Now.” The winners include state Senator Karen Spilka of Ashland; Yves Solomon-Fernandez, interim president of MassBay Community College in Wellesley.


  • National Association for Developmental Education conference to honor Brookline professor

    March 2016 - National Association for Developmental Education conference to honor Brookline professor

    MassBay Community College recently announced that Dr. Maxine Elmont, a Brookline resident, coordinator of the human services program and a professor of social science for more than 48 years, will be honored at this year’s National Association for Developmental Education conference in California.


  • MassBay, Boston College looking to revitalize, expand partnership

    March 2016 - MassBay, Boston College looking to revitalize, expand partnership

    Officials from the two schools say they are doubling down on an agreement that guarantees MassBay students a spot in Boston College’s Woods College for Continuing Education. Though MassBay has various agreements with other state schools, Assistant Vice President of enrollment Lisa Slavin said the Boston College partnership gives students a chance to go on to a private institution with a big network.


  • March 2016 - MassBay Career Coach and Workforce Liaison Kate Basch Interviewed

    MassBay Career Coach and Workforce Liaison Kate Basch was interviewed by WellesleyWeston magazine on the topic of parents going back to work.


  • MassBay, Boston College looking to revitalize, expand partnership

    March 2016 - MassBay, Boston College looking to revitalize, expand partnership

    MassBay Community College and Boston College are teaming up to revitalize a little-known partnership that’s been in place since 2014.Officials from the two schools say they are doubling down on an agreement that guarantees MassBay students a spot in Boston College’s Woods College for Continuing Education.


  • U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark visits MassBay Community College

    March 2016 - U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark visits MassBay Community College

    FRAMINGHAM – With their efforts to reduce costs and provide support to underserved populations, officials at MassBay Community College and Framingham State University should be praised for their “innovation," U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark told a group of educators. At a Tuesday meeting, officials from the two schools told Clark, a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, what they are doing, and what support they’d like to see from Congress to get there. Clark, D-5th, touted her recently proposed bill to expand access to child care on campuses as an extension of the work the schools are doing.


  • State, Framingham schools partner to send 100 young men to college

    February 2016 - State, Framingham schools partner to send 100 young men to college

    FRAMINGHAM – 100 young men filed into Framingham State University early Friday morning, greeting friends and grabbing breakfast. It could have been any day, but many in the room told the boys it was the best day of their lives. The young men gathered at the university for the launch of the 100 Males to College program, a collaboration between local high schools, colleges, organizations and the Department of Higher Education to close the opportunity gap young men face. The goal, Commissioner Carlos Santiago said, is to help the 100 young men to and through college to give them better opportunities, and to boost the local and state economies.


  • Framingham High, Keefe Tech Students Part of 100 Males to College Initiative

    February 2016 - Framingham High, Keefe Tech Students Part of 100 Males to College Initiative

    FRAMINGHAM, MA - A new state-wide initiative aimed at closing the opportunity gap among male students by partnering with Framingham High and Keefe Technical high schools, community organizations, and public colleges will launch today, Feb. 26 at Framingham State University. 100 Males to College will provide a comprehensive support structure to a cohort of 100 young male students to help them successfully graduate from high school, gain entry to college and earn a post-secondary degree. The support structure is an asset-based youth development model that embraces culture, identity and community.


  • Closing the achievement gap, 100 male students at a time

    February 2016 - Closing the achievement gap, 100 male students at a time

    One hundred male high school students in Framingham have been selected to receive extra academic support, mentoring, and guidance to help them get into college and earn a degree. The state Department of Higher Education kicked off the 100 Males to College initiative at Framingham State College on Friday to assist students at Framingham High School and Keefe Regional Technical School.


  • Waltham resident shares personal story in supporting special needs funding

    February 2016 - Waltham resident shares personal story in supporting special needs funding

    Many students claim the school they attend plays a major part in shaping the person they become, but few can make that claim as strongly as Waltham resident Connor Faccenda. Faccenda, 17, is a 12th grade student at Milestones Day School, a school that serves special needs students ages 7 to 22. In the last decade, Faccenda went from barely being able to function in a classroom, to excelling at both Milestones and MassBay Community College.


  • High schoolers from Assabet and Blackstone compete in Ashland

    February 2016 - High schoolers from Assabet and Blackstone compete in Ashland

    ASHLAND – Megan O’Connell was proud to be the only girl in the auto shop Saturday, building electrical circuits and diagnosing engine problems alongside a bunch of boys. One of the top high school automotive students in the state, she proved she could compete with the best of them.


  • MassBay and Framingham State link to offer $28,000 degrees

    January 2016 - MassBay and Framingham State link to offer $28,000 degrees

    WELLESLEY – Starting next school year, students will soon be able to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration or liberal arts for $28,000, covering all four years. Rep. Tom Sannicandro, D-Ashland, said the increased access to college degrees will not only help area students and families, but will impact the whole state.


  • FSU and MassBay offer $28K four-year degree

    January 2016 - FSU and MassBay offer $28K four-year degree

    All classes for both degrees will be held at MassBay’s Wellesley Hills campus. Students completing upper-level courses in the bachelor degree portion of the program will be considered full Framingham State students and will have full access to its services and facilities.


  • MassBay, Framingham State Partner For Affordable Degree Programs

    January 2016 - MassBay, Framingham State Partner For Affordable Degree Programs

    Through FSU@MassBay, students can earn both an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in either liberal arts or business programs starting at $28,000, less than the cost of one year’s tuition at most private institutions across the country.


  • College for $28,000? MassBay, Framingham State offer bargain BA

    January 2016 - College for $28,000? MassBay, Framingham State offer bargain BA

    MassBay Community College in Wellesley and Framingham State University have launched a new program that offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years for $28,000 — an amount that is less than one year at many private institutions.


  • MassBay announces dual-enrollment partnership with Framingham, Natick schools

    January 2016 - MassBay announces dual-enrollment partnership with Framingham, Natick schools

    MassBay Community College has announced a dual enrollment program with area high schools, giving students at Framingham High, Natick High, and Keefe Technical School the opportunity to take college level courses which can later be applied towards college credit.


  • MassBay president to deliver keynote speech at Wellesley MLK event

    January 2016 - MassBay president to deliver keynote speech at Wellesley MLK event

    WELLESLEY – MassBay Community College Interim President Yves Salomon-Fernandez will be the keynote speaker at World of Wellesley’s 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Celebration on Monday.The event will be held at Wellesley College.


  • National Cyber League Announced Top-Ranking Participants in 2015

    January 2016 - National Cyber League Announced Top-Ranking Participants in 2015

    The top three schools overall in the Postseason game were Milwaukee Area Technical College in first, Massachusetts Bay Community College in second followed by Dakota State University in third.


  • MassBay students place 2nd at National Cyber League Competition

    January 2016 - MassBay students place 2nd at National Cyber League Competition

    A student cyber security team at MassBay Community College placed second out of 129 at the National Cyber League 2015 competition. The five member student team, called the MBAnnoynymous, have been working together since the beginning of the fall 2015 semester and competed in the preseason, season and postseason of the National Cyber League competition.


  • MassBay Community College Offers Online Courses

    January 2016 - MassBay Community College Offers Online Courses

    MassBay currently offers 7 associate degree programs and 4 certificate programs students can take exclusively online, as well as 2 hybrid certificate programs students can take as a combination of in the classroom and online.


  • MassBay offers an array of online courses

    January 2016 - MassBay offers an array of online courses

    As the spring semester is set to begin on Jan. 19, MassBay Community College will be offering online courses in numerous subjects to its students who will have the option of taking those digital classes in addition to taking classes at any of the college's three campuses in Ashland, Framingham and Wellesley.


  • MassBay Robotics Takes Second At Event

    January 2016 - MassBay Robotics Takes Second At Event

    MBAnonymous, a five-member robotics team from MassBay Community College in Wellesley, finished second out of 129 teams at a recent, virtual National Cyber League competition.


  • MassBay Community College Offers Winter Intersession Courses

    January 2016 - MassBay Community College Offers Winter Intersession Courses

    This is a chance for high school students, area college students visiting on winter break and/or enrolled MassBay students to take courses in a short timeframe to help get ahead in their studies, earn college credits quickly, or get a step closer to graduation.